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Mary Jo White Michael, 93, of Fairmont, passed away Friday (Jan. 19, 2018). She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in McCurdysville in Monongalia County, the daughter of the late William W. and Gaye Tennant White. On June 1, 1946, she married Edsel G. Michael, and they were married 63 years until his death in 2010.
She is survived by her son, Gregory G. Michael; her daughter, Jane M. Reynolds and her husband George of Fairmont; her granddaughter, Meredith R. Weaver and her husband William; and her great-grandson, Michael Bruce Weaver of Morgantown. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, A.K. Michael of Bridgeport and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William B. White and his wife Anna Louise; and her sister-in-law, Joan Michael.
She was a 1942 graduate of Rivesville High School and attended Elliot's School of Business in Wheeling. She retired from the Marion County Heath Department with 33 years of service.
For as long as her health permitted, she was very active in her church, professional, service and civic organizations. She was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church, where she served as president of United Methodist Women and was a trustee. She was a member and past president of the West Virginia Public Health Association, a 50-year member of the Marion County Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, the Governor's Interagency Council for Child Development Services, the Fairmont Lioness Club, the Civic League of Fairmont and the Colonel Morgan Morgan Chapter of the DAR.
She was also an active volunteer at Fairmont General Hospital with more than 2,500 hours of service and was a tour guide for the West Virginia Travelers for many years.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Richard Bowyer officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home, Central United Methodist Church, or any charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on January 20, 2018
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